Recently, I sat exhausted and doubtful after many months of surgeries, hospital visits, and doctor appointments. Waves of an uncertain future began taking over my mind and body.
But then my soul took control. I looked at the bookshelf in my office and saw my book, Mind before Body. OK, the whispers had turned to cosmic 2x4s and now had my full attention.
The cover was shouting at me as I picked up my book and looked at the subtitle... "Finding the courage to take control of your life, overcome adversity, and live the life you deserve."
My years of positive thinking and "aiming up" were being challenged. As I was leafing through the pages of my own book, looking for answers, I randomly stopped on page 91.
"You can do hard things. And hard does not mean impossible.
We hear a lot about the power of enthusiasm, and when someone has it, it does feel like it comes from god within. It can move mountains. That fire within moves us into places we have never been and ones we wish to go to.
The pain pushes until the vision pulls. It might be big, but nothing is a chore when done willingly."
Life is messy. I also saw a typo within that very section...even the proofreaders missed it. Life is messy, yet we can't celebrate only when life is good, and all is well. In our darkest hours, we have to have a vision of not only what we want but also acknowledge what life has dealt to us. Children leaving home, aging, death, and illness might (and most likely will visit) if you live long enough. We don't have to invite it in, but managing it and getting through it as best we can is the only way out.
Ask for help, ask the right questions, listen and learn and grow and share. Don't give up. Ask for help. Show gratitude.
There is always something to be thankful for - look around for the good and the lessons...Give Thanks!
All my best,
Watch for upcoming dates on Rita's book signings, scheduled for March at various locations.